2012 CRF450R Honda due in October
Honda will release the “refined for 2012” CRF450R motocrosser in October.
2012 Honda CRF450R
Honda’s 2012 CRF450R is due for release early October, with a number of refinements including revised suspension and improved rigidity.
The big-capacity motocross CRF450R will have an overhauled suspension package that offers improved stability and tracking.
The front end has new stiffer spring rate for enhanced chassis balance and stability when approaching and landing from jumps. Combined with stiffer outer fork tubes and larger front axle collars and optimised suspension settings, the biggest Honda motocrosser will have a stiffer, more rigid front end that will track straighter and hold its line better according to the press release.
The rear of the 2012 CRF450R shows off new Pro-Link linkage which enhances traction and limits ‘squatting’ allowing the bike to remain steady, even during hard braking over rough terrain. This major area of development for 2012 has dramatically improved the handling of the CRF450R.
The lightweight Unicam engine remains untouched during the CRF450R’s redevelopment. The new CRF450R is fitted with longer, wider footpegs allowing the rider to optimise the feedback given from the Dunlop MX51 tires fitted front and rear.
With new Honda Racing-inspired graphics, the 2012 CRF450R is priced at $11,490 (MLP).